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    Well, bundled under a comforter watching basketball from the comfort of my living room and discussing wild alien abduction fantasies, I'm in a position to consider taking trips through interstellar space. However, when actually confronted with a galactic spacecraft filled with creatures from the unknown offerring to shuttle me further into the unknown, I'd probably run in terror.

    Nevermind the fact that it would take a lifetime to travel to the nearest stars without so much as an xbox (though, they'd probably find Halo offensive) to keep me busy. Even so, if they came when I was 70 and said they could wisk me to places at the speed of light, then return me to Earth at some point in the future.... I couldn't resist.

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    It really would depend upon the technology used by our hypothetical star travelers. Trips between stars take a long time. Depemdent upon the acceleration used at both ends of the trip, if a ship were traveling 0.7 light speed it would take 4.3 years ship time (5.6 years earth time) just to travel to Alpha Centauri Proxima, our nearest neighbor. I got better things to do than stare at walls for years on end. However, if there were some kind of instantaneous warp drive, etc. then sure, I'd take the ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sxinias View Post
    It really would depend upon the technology used by our hypothetical star travelers. Trips between stars take a long time. Depemdent upon the acceleration used at both ends of the trip, if a ship were traveling 0.7 light speed it would take 4.3 years ship time (5.6 years earth time) just to travel to Alpha Centauri Proxima, our nearest neighbor. I got better things to do than stare at walls for years on end. However, if there were some kind of instantaneous warp drive, etc. then sure, I'd take the ride.

    Well, the faster you travel, the shorter the trip will be due to time constriction. So, if you were to travel at the speed of light, everything would seem instantaneous, though eons would pass on Earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idk View Post
    Well, the faster you travel, the shorter the trip will be due to time constriction. So, if you were to travel at the speed of light, everything would seem instantaneous, though eons would pass on Earth.

    Idk, You're right regarding the passage of time aboard the ship as it approaches the speed of light. For the crew the trip will be almost an instant in time. There will be some time needed to first accelerate to the speed of light then slow down at the other end of the trip. If the accereration were equal to the acceleration of graviety on earth, this time (ship reference) would be approximately one year all together which is not short but is definitely doable. (haven't done the exact math here, could be a bit longer or shorter reference ship time).
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    I doubt i would go if they came here ...Heck , if i went with them , they would bring me back early just because i asked them so many questions .....Who's to say there isn't some other intelligent life form in some other galaxy we know very little about ..Not something close like m31 but something way out there on the edge of the universe ....They might be so far advanced that they have tele-transport and cloaking technology so they cant be seen ....Who knows , they may already be here and we just don't know of them .... Look at guys like Dennis Rodman for instance ....
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    I would go as-long-as they have a life time supply of mother energy drinks and also if they traveled at the speed of light that would be increadabily dangerous because from what some of you have said on this forum if your going at light speed and hit an object the size of a grain of sand thats gonna hurt the ship very badly and if you hit a car sized object you better start praying

    And i think they would take me back pretty quickly aswell rover from all the questions i would be asking
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    Approaching a car sized object at 50mph would have me praying.
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    I'd go. Earth is a boring place. Or maybe they could drop me off at Norway on the way back.

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    I think I would go in a heart beat, as lovely, beautiful, interesting and complex Earth is. But I always imagine myself going on adventures in space. Silly, I know :P but if I did have the chance I'd take it. In a world full of life, I'm too lonely here.
    And the stars look very different today.

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